What is the Meaning of the English Idiom
MAKE MY DAY?
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
To make someone’s day means to make them very happy, or to do or say something that makes their day memorable.
1. It was great to hear from you! Your email made my day.
It is also common to change the verb tense in the first sentence to Present Simple. Keep the second sentence’s verb in Past Simple.
2. It is great to hear from you! Your text made my day.
Because text messages happen quickly, it sounds better in a text to respond, “It is great to hear from you.” When you say, “It was great to hear from you” it is accurate, but it sounds like the message arrived hours/days ago.
3. When her grandchildren phone her, it makes her day.
4. You got the job?! That’s great news! It makes my day to hear that.